Development of caregiver resilience scale (CRS) for Thai caregivers of older persons with dementia

Thidajit Maneewat, Somrat Lertmaharit, Sookjaroen Tangwongchai, Albert Lee
2016 Cogent Medicine  
This research aim to develop the Caregiver Resilience Scale (CRS) and examine the validity and reliability. The process began with a review of the concept of resilience based on a synthesis of existing research together with an exploration of qualitative data derived from an interview of ten caregivers of older persons with dementia. The CRS was examined by a panel of three experts to confirm its content validity, with the content validity index equal to 0.84. It was also tried out with 30
more » ... ed out with 30 caregivers to test its internal consistency, and the result showed that the internal consistency was at a high level (Cronbach's alpha 0.87). Furthermore, the Exploratory Factor Analysis was conducted with 150 caregivers to test construct validity of the scale, and it was found that all six domains of the CRS had construct validity. The final version of the CRS was composed of 30 items within six domains: physical competence; relationship competence; emotional competence; cognitive competence; moral competence; and spiritual competence. The 30-item CRS was considered appropriate as a newly developed instrument.
doi:10.1080/2331205x.2016.1257409 fatcat:w4jz7dsetvgjnn753umozn57c4